Toronto Public Library Announces New Senior Hire

June 7, 2016 | Media Relations

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Alex Hocevar
  Alex Hocevar will join TPL in the role of              Director, Digital Services and Emerging Technologies

Toronto Public Library (TPL) today announced the appointment of Alex Hocevar to the role of Director, Digital Services and Emerging Technologies. Alex has held a number of leadership positions, most recently as the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s Executive Director, Strategy and Transformation. He has been involved in numerous transformation initiatives affecting the customer experience in public and private sector organizations.

“I’m so pleased to welcome Alex to Toronto Public Library during this exciting period of change and growth,” said Vickery Bowles, City Librarian. “We’re focused on providing excellent digital services and giving Torontonians easy and convenient access to library service when and where they need it. Part of this is giving people access to current and emerging technologies as part of bridging the digital divide. It’s a perfect time to add Alex’s considerable skills and experience to our senior management team.”

Alex will focus on advancing TPL’s digital strategies by supporting innovation, enabling technical solutions and leveraging strategic opportunities as new technologies emerge. His appointment is effective July 5, 2016.

This new position completes the hiring for the senior management team and reflects a recent organizational restructuring that positions TPL to deliver on a new strategic plan and digital strategies.  

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